Wednesday, July 9, 2008

What are you doing with your life?

Days after my high school graduation I was in the Macey's checkout line with my brother paying for my grocery's. There was a young family behind me, with two children, probably 4 and 3 sitting in the front of one of those car shopping cars. These little kids were bouncing off the walls, steering the wheel in all sorts of directions, animating it with their car noises. As I'm handing my money to the cashier, the little boy yelled "Move you old lady!" to me. The mom was flustered over this, but I couldn't help but laugh. Here I am, 18 years old, and I'm already an old lady.

A couple of days ago at work a male resident I work for, with a completely fine mentality asked me to marry him. Hmm... I thought. How to get out of this one. "Do you have lots of money?" I asked him. "Four dollars." He replied. I told him I had to marry a rich man. He tried even harder to persuade me. "I'm only 18!", "That's OK, I'm only 81. Just switch the numbers around and we're the same age." Oh brother.

These two experiences got me thinking. I'm in the state of mind that I'm so "little", but is that how the rest of the world sees me? I am 18 years old and what am I doing with my life? I wake up around 11 a.m., eat breakfast/lunch and get ready for work. I work from 2-10pm, and after work I talk to my boyfriend Cody on the phone for a little while before I go to bed. Then it starts over the next day. It is quite boring to be honest. I want to improve the quality of my life, so I've set a few goals. 1) To exercise every day. The physical aspect: This helps me feel feel better and to look better. 2) To read my scriptures and say my prayers daily. The spiritual aspect: I'm out of the habit of this, but I'm progressively trying to improve. 3) Read every day. The mental aspect. Since school has been out I feel like I haven't used my brain enough. I wish that I were a faster, most efficient reader. That is what I am going to work on.

These are my little goals for self-improvement. Everyone needs a little self-improvement. It's just a matter of finding out the area you need to improve, setting a realistic goal, and carrying it out. This will not only help you look better and feel better, but it will help you feel accomplished. Now it's your turn.

1 comment:

Michelle Belle said...

Krista thanks for the good laugh. I'm a big fan of reading blogs and hope that your not offended that I'm reading yours. Good luck with your goals.